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Sep 25, 2013 12:30pm PDT
declaring their sympathy with taliban fighting western forces in neighboring afghanistan. as the crowd cheered, two men performed a patriotic song threatening to turn the whole of india into mumbai. others chanted whoever is a friend of india is a traitor and waved black and white striped flags. a former chief of the isi intelligence service told the crowd it would be our privilege to take part in this war. he founded the l.e.t., which india blames for the rampage on mumbai, in the 1990 hospira. he has denied involvement in any of the attacks. he abandon them after india accuse them of being behind the attack on the indian parliament in 2001. his charity enjoys popular support for its humanitarian work. >> he has not emerged as a global player and terrorism. in iraq, they are now fighting in syria. it is a huge challenge, not only to us, but the entire civilized world, and i think we need to put some pressure on the people of the other countries. know what it means to the peace of the entire world. >> thank you very much. thank you. >> a terrorist attack by the united nations, and a $1
Sep 28, 2013 9:30am PDT
of troops from afghanistan could dominate the agenda. the prime minister is visiting the united states from thursday, september 26th to monday, september 30. the prime minister will meet president obama on september 27th at the white house in washington, d.c. i, which has invested billions of dollars in afghanistan since the taliban was ousted from power, fears that the taliban will come back to power when the united states withdraws its troops at the end of 2014. arch rivals india and pakistan have long waged a power difference in afghanistan. many see this struggle intensifying after the withdrawal of most international forces by the end of next year. world leaders are also likely to discuss regulations with regard to issuing visas to skilled, nonimmigrant workers, which is a cause of concern in new delhi. >> we are trying to flag the fact that some aspects of the proposed immigration reform would adversely impact visas for highly skilled nonimmigrant workers. >> india has protested against a u.s. law from 2010 that has doubled visa fees for skilled workers, saying it is a violation of gl
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Sep 21, 2013 5:30pm EDT
and the differences between syria today and iraq 10 years ago. afghanistan's media are unrecognizable compared to what was happening under the taliban. can all of those t.v. stations and newspapers survive post-pull-out. to new zealand journalists and their 1-day news blockout and 12 years after 9-11, a new world trade center rises overman hatten. that's our web video of the week. as the crisis in syria deep edges, the glom attic battle fought out in the global media intentionfi fies. various bilateral talks, photo opss while waiting for a vote on the u.n. resolution that would man date the assad government to hand over weapons. both have reached into their media arsenals as politicians and their proxies have pushed their particularly agendas. president's obama, putin and assad have blitzed the cameras more than a decade that was the sales job whether media outlets have looked beyond the spin to see the story at syria what it is, a country at war with its self with more than 100,000 dead, millions displaced and millions more in peril. our starting point this week is damascus with stops in washington,
Sep 1, 2013 4:30am PDT
, such as the taliban, which uses the money to fund the ongoing violence in afghanistan, the treasury said, but students said teachers focused on religion and not militancy. >> the brown concrete school eyes down a narrow street in the heart of pakistan's northwest city of the shower -- of pashawar, and since the announcement of the seminary's designation, some residents said they were afraid that the u.s. might mount a drone attack. u.s. drone missiles have targeted militants in areas near the afghan border since 2004. the steep slide i's rupee has shaken investor confidence and put the indian economy in deep trouble. the government has stepped in and full throttle to ease the fall. a series of measures were announced, and the finance minister. with the rupee falling by 5.4% in five days last week, the indian finance minister said the currency is undervalued and has overshot appropriate levels. he sought to calm investors, saying there was no need for excessive and unwarranted pessimism. after silence for most of the week, he addressed a press conference on a day when the rupee reached a 65 mark agains
Sep 2, 2013 1:00pm EDT
complex situation. >> booktv continues how with hosani talking about travels around afghanistan and relief work done there with the nation's high commissioner for refugees. this is about an hour. [applause] >> thank you, all, thank you, just beautiful, beautiful synagogue is such an extraordinary setting, and to see all of you here to really acclaim this amazing book. >> thank you, thank you. >> it is a work of fiction, but res gnat for those of us who -- resinates or imagine spending time in afghanistan so even though unlike your first two novels, this is less as you've described it, less afghan-centric. >> right. .. >> part of that is because as i wrote the novel, i saw the characters' struggles playing out on a more personal, intimate level, it was more of a human drama and not necessarily playing out on the big kind of political arena. but there are, certainly, characters in this book whose lives are seriously impacted by the events in afghanistan, by the taliban, by the in-fighting in afghanistan and so on and so forth. it's just not quite as forceful of an impact. part of it is becau
Sep 25, 2013 11:00pm PDT
feasible he developed, all these controversies what you have seen, afghanistan and all these ethnic groups to be easily solved. not an impossible dream. i think if we have -- if china can initiate this kind of forum, it used to be an ancient city and less developed. in the last 10 years it has transformed itself into a beautiful city. >> i was there just last week. they have a new metro system. it is not the same that it used to be. >> i am going on saturday to attend the forum. i think this is what is happening. we hope that it is going to happen a long other cities in the silk road. >> china's relationship with this -- with the central asian countries are seen to be a one- way street. china sells cheap manufactured goods. how do you diversify the nature of that trade? >> what -- we need to have a trade and then you can talk diversification. each country or region, you develop expertise, specializations. once you have the specializations that we talk about diversification. at this moment we are talking about specializations as far as the diversity -- diversification, it may be 20 years do
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Aug 31, 2013 7:00pm PDT
of ctc black and we have a proposition. >> the united states wasn't prepared to go into afghanistan. >> going to take a number of months before they could arrange forces. >> ooo-ey was asked to take the first team,ut it together and go into northern afghanistan. >> said to the president, mr. president, give us the authority to do this and we'll be there six weeks. he liked the speech. got the nod, and went forward. >> if he thinks he can hide and run from the united states or our allies, he will be sorely mistaken. >> let me give you some of the latest information now according to the city of new york. 152 bodies have been recovered. of those tonal about 92 identified. the number of missing, that number has gone up. we understand that 200 names have been added to that list. there are now 4,972 people missing believed to be dead in the world trade center disaster. >> men and women putting their lives on the line, behind the exterior wall shoring up to go in and rove are the rest of the bodies. my team came across a group of people sitting a at desk working when the plane struck the b
Sep 26, 2013 10:00am PDT
of american troops on the ground right now in afghanistan, and afghanistan's foreign minister tells me he likes it that way. he wants thousands of american troops to stay well after the end of next year when they're all supposed to be out of there. my exclusive interview with the foreign minister of afghanistan when we come back. ♪ [ agent smith ] i've found software that intrigues me. it appears it's an agent of good. ♪ [ agent smith ] ge software connects patients to nurses to the right machines while dramatically reducing waiting time. [ telephone ringing ] now a waiting room is just a room. [ static warbles ] you want a way to help minimize blood sugar spikes. support heart health. and your immune system. now there's new glucerna advance with three benefits in one. [ male announcer ] new glucerna advance. from the brand doctors recommend most. [ male announcer ] new glucerna advance. american history. the long war in afghanistan supposedly winding down, but the u.s. and nato, the u.s. at least, has 60,000 troops on the ground in afghanistan right now. the withdrawal of all u.s. fo
Sep 11, 2013 5:30pm PDT
of neighboring afghanistan is welcoming the decision. afghan officials have high hopes that the release will set in motion long-awaited peace talks with the taliban. nhk has this report from islamabad. >> reporter: the former second in command for the taliban and one of the founders of the group. pakistan supported the taliban when they overtook control of afghanistan in 1996. it is widely believed that pakistan has strong links with the group. last month, president hamid karzai urged the prime minister sharif to face the peace talks between his country and the taliban. since last year, pakistan has released more than 30 taliban members. with you none of them have been high-profile members like this. the taliban criticizes him as a puppet of the u.s. and its official stance is not to negotiate with the officials. the pakistani 'pledged to continue its efforts to get the taliban to sit at a table for peace. >> we can control him totally i not too much influence but since we have had some people have had good relationship with them, we pursue them in their own interest and if they agree with it, t
Sep 12, 2013 6:30pm PDT
will have in this collusive report from our correspondent who has just come back from afghanistan. back from afghanistan. >> all eyes might be on syria at the moment but another international conflict, the one in afghanistan, is still not over. >> the situation has stabilized, the forces are gradually taking over or security. international forces are said to withdraw by the end of next year. serious problems remain, the number of civilians killed has recently spiked and many afghans don't know what the future might hold. >> the situation in northern afghanistan has improved him at least four german soldiers stationed there. in june, the forces took over the official responsibility for their security. there are fewer confrontations with insurgents and german soldiers. they say the afghans have things under control. >> we now serve in the background as a support division. i have been very impressed by the transition and how they are for filling their responsibility. >> the statistics remain sobering. the number of civilian casualties has nearly doubled in the first half of this year. the death
Sep 14, 2013 2:30pm PDT
. >> we often hear about afghanistan. it's a country in the middle east that was taken over by an extremist religious group called the taliban. the taliban created harsh laws that greatly restricted the freedom of the people. they also allowed afghanistan to be used as a base for terrorists, especially those terrorists who attacked the united states on 9/11. shortly after the attacks in 2001, president bush sent our military to afghanistan. they forced the taliban to flee. under a new, more democratic government, life began to improve for the afghanis. [ piano playing ] while the taliban ruled afghanistan, a scene like this would have been unthinkable. that's because music was forbidden. >> it was illegal to listen to music, to perform it, to enjoy it. and so that was very discouraging for many musicians. many musicians fled afghanistan. they stopped playing music. >> life was even harder for girls like freshta. they couldn't go to school, play sports. they couldn't even go outside unless completely hidden beneath clothes from head to toe. freshta's mother saw music as a way
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Sep 1, 2013 5:00am EDT
military action to libya, afghanistan and iraq made it less likely to gather any other military interventions abroad. joins us live from london for more on this. lawrence, there's shock images coming ot of syria following those alleged chemical weapons attack. what's the story in the u.k. that they don't want anything done about this. >> reporter: one thing is that's strikeing the about this is it's a cross party. there are new polls more in a more liberal one. both had the same raoults. a good 60%, 65% said they against british intervention and for all the sock shock that everybody feel, i think what you get is the overwhelming sent of seupbtism from the right and left here about what british interests really are. as you said it's one in five people believe cameron when he says it's about chemical weapons. and the 7% say they don't trust british involvement in foreign countries because of the impacts of iraq and afghanistan and libya as well. so what you u have is a situation where you've got the foreign office in the ministry of defense here inching to get involved because the
Sep 11, 2013 6:00am PDT
implications for neighboring afghanistan. dhra dhirakaosal has details. >> they are welcoming the decision to free the highest ranking imprisoned taliban member. they have hopes that the release will set in motion long-awaited peace talks with the taliban. nhk world reports from islamabad. >> he is the foremost second in command for the taliban. he is also one of the founders of the group. pakistan supported the taliban when it took control of afghanistan in 1996. it is widely believed that pakistan has strong links with the group. last month president hamid karzai urged pakistani prime minister sharif to chair his talks between his country and the taliban. since last year, pakistan has released more than 30 taliban members, but none of them have been high-profile members like the brother. the taliban criticizes him as a puppet of the u.s. and its official stance is not to negotiate with officers. the pakistani man pledged to continue to get his efforts to save the the table for peace. >> they could have too much influence, but since some people have had good relationships with them we per
Sep 11, 2013 5:00pm PDT
. for example, military commanders plan to end combat operations in afghanistan by the end of next year. >>> people in afghanistan are worried about the prospect of a taliban comeback after international forces withdraw. foreign troops are already pulling out of some areas and militants are moving in. >> taliban influence in north afghanistan is on the rise again. we had a rare opportunity to film a taliban unit. members are split into subgroups tasked with carry out strikes against both international and afghan forces. on this day, they are planning another attack. foreign forces have been defe defeated. they're trying to flee afghanistan. our victory is near. german troops are responsible for security around here. but they're getting ready to go home. by the end of 2014, only a few will stay behind to carry on training their afghan colleagues. >> translator: we will be responsible for local security until the date of withdrawal. >> reporter: many afghans feel like international forces are aabandoning them. a 23-year-old was an ininterpreter tor for the german military. by but the peop
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Sep 11, 2013 8:00pm EDT
millions serving in afghanistan. but the mission of those forces has changed over the years. >> after 9/11 the u.s. quickly focused on afghanistan. thousands of foreign forces came to push the taliban from power. because they had harbored osama bin laden and all quite. with the troops came projects on a huge scale, death and development arrived hand in hand. 12 years later a major achieves have been made. education for girls are back with schools for them around the country. women are gain angle education and entering the workforce. >> the evolution that came to afghanistan in the past 12 years was big for education. during the dark times of the taliban our children were doing nothing. there was no attention on education. in this period of 12 years we have had a significant improvement in education and the economy got better. >> the country's gdp has increased with development. incomes have gone up for many afghans. >> life for afghans has moved on greatly since 2001 with economic and social development common across the country. but when you speak to afghans in the street they often re
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Sep 13, 2013 5:00am EDT
they issued a statement and -- they kept our personnel safe. no areas in afghanistan are completely secure from taliban attacks and the group controls large areas of the country, the u.s. military will pull most of the troops by the end of next year and unlikely they will leave behind a defeated taliban, jane kabul afghanistan. >> deposed morsi for 30 days and has charges including murder and i'm joined on the phone by our correspondent in cairo and cannot be named for security reasons, does it look like we are likely to see a trial for the former president any time soon. >> no, we have no dates for a trial yet. ♪ welcome back, our top stories the u.s. second starry secretary of state have met in the meeting in geneva and trying to reach a deal over chemical weapons and they will join a u.n. treaty banning their use. four men convicted of gang rape and killing a woman in india are sentenced to death and it happened on a bus moving at the time in new deli if december the men will appeal. the taliban has responsibility on an attack in afghanistan on u.s. consulate and 8 died includi
Sep 11, 2013 5:00pm PDT
in afghanistan. most due to come home in 2014. this is video. many are advising afghan national army to take over security. the terrorist who nid afghanistan. i asked general chin with 101 airborne division where his thoughts on this anniversary. >> honor fallen heroes of september 11th as well as those making sacrifices for 12 years defending freedom here in afghan stab. while an entire generation have grown up the last 12 years knowing nothing but a country of war. the children of afghanistan experienced 12 years prof gres and improved education. >> he said the future is bright for people of afghanistan. they're ready to make voices heard in afghanistan saying it's because of effort and sacrifices by soldiers and marines. >> they have made many sacrifices and contributions. >> why is there been so much traffic in san francisco since the new bay bridge opened? have you noticed? sure hoo saer live picture of the skyway, is a mess. >> live on the roof of the kgotv broadcast center, when 90s will appear in the accu-weather forecast. >> the new iphone 5 s has fingerprint security. michael >> if we'v
Sep 8, 2013 12:30pm PDT
examples of the russians having done it in afghanistan, it in these did conflict in the 1930's. mussolini did it against ethiopia. it has been done before. i come back to the question of the use of chemical weapons versus the cluster bombs that has killed so many children in iraq as well. i am not sure that is the basis for doing what you're going to do. >> let me go to the credibility argument. a marine combat veteran from new to believeys i want my commander-in-chief, but i think he has let us down, we have lost credibility in the world. he does not believe an attack on syria would restore the credibility. how seriously do we take this thread to credibility? takeshink the president it seriously and that is why he is going to go ahead with this strike, if congress backs him up. aarone says i did not set red line, the world said a red line, and how come the world is not set up behind us? he set the red line. he said the line more than a year ago, last year. the red line was crossed in august. here we are in september. , and he hasesponse handcuffed himself to a limited, targeted, short re
Sep 5, 2013 7:00pm PDT
is inherently unknown. there are so many unknowns. you look at the war in afghanistan,s that supposed to be a limited action against the taliban to get rid of al qaeda and the taliban. the war in iraq was -- everyone was supposed to be home by christmas. you never know how long these things are going to go. >> there's something pretty predictable, especially in the arab world. the americans, when they go to war, it's all about winning. we want to do it quickly, we hope to get out quickly and we want to win. in the arab world, war is always about the victims. they're always showing you the dead babies and the people killed by american bombs even if they weren't killed by american bombs. very quickly you'll have a war of public opinion all over the arab world once the bombing begins that will be based on american atrocities. that's fairly predictable in this conflict. the other thing is that you're going to have a much increased refugee flow. you've already got 2 million refugees outside the country, 1 million of them children. and that's just going to get a lot worse. all of this we sa
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Sep 7, 2013 8:00pm EDT
government. we have more on what the release means for afghanistan and those hoping to jump start peace talks. >> it's the latest step in a fragile afghan peace process. among the taliban members released was one believed to have been an important commander. the prisoner release is shrouded in secrecy and not clear if they were on a list submitted by the high peace counsel. the seven men were allowed to walk flee in pakistan, rather than being handed over to the afghan authorities as requested. a deputy foreign minister says the process on the releases themselves need to be made more transparent. >> in the past few years, the so-called peace process hasn't been fully consulted with the afghan authorities. the afghan parliament doesn't know hutch about the peace process. the legitimate political opposition doesn't know much about the peace process. the civil society of afghanistan doesn't know much about the peace process. >> the peace process isn't commenting on accusations that is is not directly involved in such releases, but willing to highlight the cooperation between the two governments.
Sep 10, 2013 6:00am EDT
back in the run-up to our withdrawal from afghanistan in 2014. we may not be out the tsarnaev's were amateurs. they had no meaningful connection. if they built a remarkably effective bomb, unlike a lot of the clowns and kooks and dreamers and incompetence that preceded them, their bombs unfortunately exploded and we have to worry now that the wherewithal and the means with which to engage in terrorism have, unfortunately, through that those means and methods have now become more promiscuously available to others. thanks. >> i will turn it over to mike to talk about the recommendations. i would like to thank the bipartisan policy. we add assessments and we have followed with that hallowed tradition. we divided the recommendations for the legislative branch and recommendations for the executive branch. those of you who have followed the work of the 9/11 commission will recognize the first recommendation in which we say that congressman overhaul its oversight committee on national security particularly on homeland security. the principal officers of the department of homeland security
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Sep 13, 2013 12:00am EDT
in afghanistan where we went in on one side. the mujahedin. and then they morphed into a group called al qaeda. john: why do you think this would be different? >> i'm very skeptical. we're talking about a military operation that is confined and contained too degrading their regimes chemical weapons capacities, not just to stop the regime from using chemical weapons against its own citizens, but to stop those rebel elements from acquiring the stock of weapons which they can now do, pathetically because those weapons have been drawn out of the stockpiles. so it does not stop any side from acquiring the capability. john: chemical weapons are so much worse. are we just saying, you want to kill your people, you better use conventional weapons. >> i tell you, i have actually seen those videos. i know many of your viewers have seen the videos of what happened in the aftermath of august august 201st. posted on my website chemical weapons and weapons of mass instruction because they inflict mass casualties in a very short amount of time, which is why when chemical weapons were used in the form of musta
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Sep 14, 2013 1:00am EDT
an experience in afghanistan where we went in on one side. the mujahedin. and then they mphed into a group calle al qaeda. john: why do you think this would be different? >> i'm very skeptical. we're talking about a military operation that is confined and contained too degrading their regimes chemical weapons capacities, not just to stop the regime from using chemical weapons against its own citizens, but to stop those rebel elements from acquiring the stock of weapons which they can now do, pathetically because those weapons have been drawn out of the stockpiles. so it does not stop any side from acquiring the capability. john: chemical weapons are so much worse. are we just saying, you want to kill your people, you better use conventional weapons. >> i tell you, i have actually seen those videos. i know many of your viewers have seen the videos of what happened in the aftermath of august august 201st. posted on my website chemical weapons and weapons of mass instruction because they inflict mass casualties in a very short amount of time, which is why when chemical weapons were used in the form
Sep 5, 2013 5:00pm PDT
won't indulling. >> any force is ennoun. there is so many unknowns. the war in afghanistan was supposed to be limited action against the taliban to get rid of al qaeda and the taliban. the war in iraq, everybody was supposed to be home by christmas. you never know how long these things -- >> you don't know but something predictable in the arab world. when the americans go into war they talk about victory. it about winning. we want to do it quickly. we want to win. we hope to get out quickly. in the arab world, war is about the victims. they are always showing you the dead babies and people killed by american bombs, even if they weren't killed by american bombs and you'll have a war that will be based on what will be called american atrocities. that's one of the things predictable in this conflict and it will be ugly, indeed. the other thing is you'll have a much increased refugee flow. you have 2 million refugees, one million of them children and that will get worse. all of this we saw, by the way, during the kosovo war. >> general marks, you've been to battle and i mean, g
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Sep 12, 2013 11:00pm EDT
on an american consulate building in afghanistan. the attack is said to be taking place in harat province, a car bomb exploded and was followed by gunfire. nine people are injured including two civilians and four policemen. herat is in western afghanistan about 80 miles from the border of iran. al jazeera's jane ferguson is following the story from kabul. >> we don't know if that stanley cup is over. explosions followed by gunfire seem to be like the complex attacks we see in kabul where there are several tactics in terms of a specific building or installation. the gunfire could come from government sources such as the police, themselves or attackers to my knowledge people have been injured. there is no death toll as of yet. nine injuries is what we are being told including two members of the police force and four women. beyond that, we are not told whether or not any of those nine injured are american citizens from the u.s. consulant building, itself or occurred aftergans from the area. we are not being told that just yet. keep be in touch with hospital sources >>> syria's u.n. ambassador . >>
Sep 15, 2013 8:00pm EDT
. but also, by extension, to the afghanistan were. the president is giving his listeners permission to forget all that and to pretend they did not happen. >> after you saw what was going , early in your career, why did you make a career out of the army? >> i did not have the gumption to get out. i had gotten married right before i deployed. probably foolishly. that itime my obligation incurred by graduating was up, we had children, and the economy was a little bit soft. i do not think i had the self- confidence to say, i could do something different and make enough money to care for my family. , inhe same time, the army its infinite wisdom, offered me the opportunity to go to graduate school. they said, we will send you to graduate school and then you can teach at west point for a while. that would take up the next , when i would know we would have a paycheck coming in. by the time it got to the end of that next chunk of years, at the ten-year year mark of my service, my son has been born. now we have three kids. we seriously thought about getting out and then backed away from it. life moves
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Sep 1, 2013 3:00am EDT
the group. >>> there are more than 35 million boy and girl scouts around world. students from afghanistan are joining the ranks once again. 30 years after the country was kicked out of the international scouting movement. jennifer glass reports from kabul. >> reporter: scouting faces many challenges in afghanistan as organizers tries to reestablish the movement after a 30-year absent. once a month the scouts go and visits design to help them better understand their country to places like the national police hospital. in all, there are about 1500 scouts from six afghan provinces. almost half of them girls. scouted started here in the 1930s and afghanistan has been out of the national scouting organization. first world war ii and in 1979 after the skougt invasion. this scouting started four years a go. in iraq he helped take the skougt problems from 8 members in 20 2004 to 150,000 six years later. his philosophy is to focus on the basics. >> first thing, survival. dealing with emergencies and those kinds of things which are part of all scouting programs but really mean something here. >> th
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Sep 2, 2013 12:00pm EDT
responsibility for this attack on an u.s. base in afghanistan. >>> and. atlantic city trying to bounce back from hurricane sandy. today president obama will try to rally congressional support for a strike on syria. he'll be meeting with key senators including john mccain who has long pushed for the president to take a stronger stance. john kerry and chuck hagel will testify before the senate. it has been 48 hours since he said that he needs congressional approval for the attack. do you have a sense of whether the congress will play ball this time. >> this is why the white house is go full court press calling in key members in chuck hagel and crown kerry to speak to the white house, and bringin to brig skeptical republicans. >> congress does not officially meet until monday, but that does not mean that they're not working on syria as we speak. >> that's right. the white house on the phone--top administration officials calling key senators and congressmen both in their home districts and those who are back here in washington working the phones. we understand that the president and vice president a
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Sep 6, 2013 5:00pm EDT
the detention facility in afghanistan where detainees remain. this is "inside storey." >> welcome, i'm libby casey. in february more than 100 prison in guantanamo went often a hunger strike to renew efforts to close the prison. the hunger strike continues. and 31 are being force fed in a procedure critics say amount to torture. we'll discuss the guantanamo dilemma, but first this ex-empty from al jazeera's fault line documentary series. rob kenu was recently in yemen. and he spent time with a detainee. >> in yemen, the news of a moratorium lift lifted hopes high. he told his family when he returned from guantanamo after more than a decade he wanted to get married. >> his brothers went so far as to plan how it would take on the advertising shot that they run as a family business to help him reintegrate in society. then they learned that he was on the list of 46 i indefinite detainees. 26 of them from yemen. >> they want to know why if the u.s. is condition vinceed that he is a dangerous enemy combatant and al-qaeda operative, why he won't be tried? >> here to talk about the status of indefini
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Sep 8, 2013 3:00am EDT
challenges. >> this is one of afghanistan's model schools. in an upscale neighborhood of kabul here girls study diverse subjects and virtually all will graduate the 12th grade. that is not how it is everywhere. in a village of pastune zargun, schools are held in a tent. less than a third of teachers have official qualifications. in gosni in eastern afghanistan there is a lock on the door. >> the taliban closed a school three years ago. it's they said because girls should not be in school. >> students and staff are under threat. >> there have been recent incidents where teachers were affected by bombings, explosions. while some of our students have been killed in the cross fire between opposition and local government forces. >> that's the problem educators are having all over the country. >> more than 100 killed this year. by the enemy of education. >> it's not just security that hinders education here. there are budget problems and corruption. even here in kabul there are schools in terrible condition. these were supposed to be brand-new classrooms funded by the world bank but the private
Al Jazeera America
Sep 8, 2013 12:00pm EDT
'm dell walters in new yorks. as many as 16 are dead after a nato drone strike in afghanistan. several women and children are among the victims. nato denies any civilians were killed. in a statement they said the operation killed up to 10. the strike happened saturday afternoon in the wardak district. it is a mountain ace terrain. >> classrooms with no roofs and no protection from the elements. thousands of children in afghanistan - that is their reality. >> this is one of the afghanistan's model schools in kabul. here girls study diverse subjects and virtually all about graduate the 12th grade. it's not how it is everywhere. in a village of pastun, school is a held in a tent. half the schools have buildings, and less than a third of teachers have official qualifications. in gars ni, in eastern afghanistan, there's a lock on the door. >> the taliban closed the school three years ago, because girls should not be in school. >> 34 schools are closed across the province - students and staff are under threat. >> translation: there has been incidents where teachers were affected by bombing
Al Jazeera America
Sep 22, 2013 5:00am EDT
in afghanistan depend oning a culture to survive. it means many krops never get the to market. there's one american group looking to change that. >> reporter: it's almost time to harvest. a group called roots of peace that brought california grapes to afghanistan. >> it builds higher value crop cans. >> reporter: the group came here ten years ago, afghans were growing grapes on the ground and dragging them to market. today they tpwraoupb the branches. >> translator: it's good for us. the grapes are safe from the rain and from the ground. >> reporter: before thing could be planted here, the ground had to be cleared of the land mimes. >> reporter: this whole area used to be the taliban's front mine. it took weeks in this area so these vines could be planted. >> reporter: an organization has cleared them all over world. >> by removing the land mines they are returning in to -- in to pruning hooks. it doesn't just help farmers grow fruit. she helps them to sell this product. >>> with this market center and with the system, our grape has the market as well as in the daily market. >> a nearby sc
Al Jazeera America
Sep 11, 2013 8:30am EDT
will be in afghanistan, with more than 60,000 u.s. fors are still on duty, 11 years into what is now the longest u.s. war in history. we will bring grow the remembrances which began earlier this morning with a flag there that unfurled at sun rise, and then late they are morning we are going to take you life to pennsylvania and of course, we will be here in new york at the site of the first strikes. like this morning on that tuesday morning in 2001, it was sunny, and clear. >> . >> can you tell. >> out of that blue sky, at 8:46 eastern time, hijackers crash flight 11. >> is that america 11 trying to call? >> a boeing 767 with 92 people onboard, into the north tower of the world trade center. at fist, it looks like a freak accident. then at 9:03, another 767, united airline flight 175 flies into the south tower, 65 people were onboard. suddenly it is clear, america is under attack. at 9:37, as america and the world focus on the attacks in new york, a third hijacked jetliner american flight 77 slams into the west side of the pentagon, the nation's military headquarters. close to 200 people die there. 22 min
Sep 9, 2013 10:00am EDT
in pakistan and afghanistan. his leadership has been whileted by drone strikes the terrorist organization has been dealt harsh blows, it has not been eliminated. and as reports say, they are the terrorist resilience. affiliates in yemen and somalia have suffered significant losses as a result of u.s. and allied countries counterterrorism operations. the threat is evolving a substantial tracts of the world are currently into malt, creating conditions for highly resilient al qaeda splinter organizations that share its ideology and lethal message -- methods to pose real danger to the united states and its allies. tom cain and i are proud to announce the publication of this report today. jihadist terrorism, a threat assessment. all third -- authored by some genuine experts. my guess is it would be pretty hard to assemble anywhere in the more codified persons than the authors of this report. you'll hear from them in a few minutes and they will be introduced. they have produced, in my judgment, very good report. i am not sure it would be possible to get a better one. this report provides a very tho
Sep 2, 2013 6:00am PDT
erupted yet again in afghanistan on monday morning when a group of suicide bombers targeted a u.s. military base in the country. dhra dhirakaosal in bangkok is following this story for us. >> the taliban is claiming responsibility for the assault. the incident follows a week of escalating attacks in afghanistan as international combat troops prepare to withdraw by the end of 2014. a spokesperson for eastern afghanistan province says several militants wearing suicide vests and carrying weapons launch an attack near the border with pakistan. three taliban fighters were killed according to afghan officials. following the attack, authorities close a road conducting a key route for nato supply trucks. this latest incident underscores the tenuous state of security in afghanistan as they prepare to face two critical moments, the departure of the majority of foreign troops and the presidential election scheduled for next april. >>> thailand was the world's largest rice exporter for decades, but last year it lost that status. and the government is receiving much of the blame. the prime m
Sep 8, 2013 5:00pm PDT
in afghanistan say a nato air strike has killed civilians including women and children, something the alliance is denying. we look at the legacy that coalition troops are set to leave when they withdraw forces next year. and moscow votes for a new mayor. a clear victory for the acting chief and aleksey navalny trailing well behind. it's the first mayoral election in nearly a decade. good morning, this is the weekly from r.t. it's after 1:00 a.m. now. the week top stories, it's been a tough week for u.s. secretary of state john kerry. he has been trying to convince the european union to get onboard with the strike on syria over the alleged use of chemical weapons. kerry presented no new evidence against the syrian government and very few countries are willing to rush into action without u.n. approval. obama has made no final decision on whether to strike. that's an apparent turnaround from last week. so far turkey and france have been first in line to back the united states against syria, but president barack obama wasn't able to change the minds of other world leaders at the g-20 summit. tough
Al Jazeera America
Sep 7, 2013 11:00pm EDT
from iraq and afghanistan and so forth it might be pushing it a little too far on this one as well. >> do you get the impression that there is resistance from americans because they worry about the intelligence coming from syria or don't want to have anything to do with the middle east anymore? >> i think the latter. i think they're afraid this is going to lead to an escalation of the u.s. into the conflict. you have seen wawrs in iraq and afghanistan that have not turned out the way the president said they would. they have escalated and gone on and led to uncertain outcomes. >> what happens if, how damaging is it to the president? >> i think it's damaging either way if he loses the vote but at the same time in a way if he goes forward with this with it barely passing in congress and having a majority of public opinion polls it is a loser for him either way. >> you don't think this is early enough that he can turn these around and with these speeches and media appearances it can turn the other way? >> i he -- he can turn public opinion towards him but may cause republicans to be mo
Sep 8, 2013 1:30pm EDT
of a counterinsurgency. we were not involved in iraq or afghanistan, these interventions, but also does the many send troops to a country and you're trying to make it democratic, how do you go about doing that? is even possible? so i found a parallel very interesting. we are trying to do the same income to create a democratic government in afghanistan. there we failed miserably. did we learn anything? to be just our tactics or anything like that? so i went back and explored more in the news sources. >> host: we've been talking with carl richard, professor of history at the university of louisiana lafayette. here's the cover of the book published by relman and littlefield, "when the united states invaded russia." you were watching the tv on c-span 2. >> here are some of the books published in 1998. but tvs first year on c-span c-span 2. >> edicts have a place for rest and repair close not to d.c. that he could get out here as often as needed, but far enough away that there was wilderness. this is a family place. in that sense it was unique because it had become a place where tr had politicians and pre
Sep 15, 2013 11:00pm EDT
, to the afghanistan war. the president is giving americans or the listeners at least permission to forget all of that. and to pretend that they didn't happen. >> after you saw what was going on in vietnam earlier in your career, why did you make a career out of the army? >> in some respects, i didn't have the gumption to get out. i had gotten married right before i deployed. probably foolishly. by the time the obligation, the obligation i incurred, by the time the obligation was up, we had two children, two little kids. and the economy is a little soft. and i don't think i had the self-confidence at a time to saki go do something different and i can make enough money to care for my family. and at the same time, the army in its infinite wisdom offered me the opportunity to go to graduate school. we send you to graduate school. you can go teach at west point for a while. that's going to take up the next chunk of years. that's going to be in the next set of years that i would know that we would have a paycheck coming in. and by the time we got to the end of that next chunk of years. now we're at the ten
FOX News
Sep 13, 2013 2:00am PDT
childers. we begin with this one breaking news overnight terrorists in afghanistan. two afghans were killed after two-car bombs went off. the taliban is taking responsibility. >> elizabeth pran is live for us with the latest. >> good morning heather and patti ann. an suv and a van carrying militants drove up to the front gate of the consulate in the early morning hours. state department officials say they initiated an attack with possible grenades and rifles which triggered a gun battle with security forces. some militants were wearing suicide vests. in the footage we are seeing overnight you can see debris and twisted metal near the consulate's gate. it doesn't appear any attackers demanded to breech the front gates. two afghans were killed and several wounded. 7 attackers were also killed including the two drivers of the car bombs. american consulate personnel inside did take the proper shelter and they as we know now were not harmed. overnight we received a statement from the u.s. ambassador dave cunningham. he writes the united states government condemns the terrorist attack in herat. t
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